The dance of the entrepreneur – 3 steps forward 2 steps back


How often have you found yourself in this place: You have created your goals. You have created your plan to get to the goals. You have begun taking the actions outlined in your plans.

And then, you run into a road block or a detour. Things are not going exactly as planned. That contract you just knew you were going to get falls through. The meetings you had scheduled weeks ago get canceled for one reason or another. Cash flow isn’t quite where you really want it to be. Etc.

What do you do then?

Do you let yourself fall into that downward spiral of doubt? Do you question whether you should even be doing what you are doing? Do you listen to the endless parade of thoughts as if they are true?

Or, do you keep yourself focused on the goal? Do you look at what is the next appropriate action to take to get to the goal, and take that action? Do you talk with an accountability partner about where you are and what you are up against? Do you work with your coach?

Many sources point out that you attract to you what you focus on the most (especially when you add emotion to it). We have all seen how when we have a pity party, we get far more evidence for why we should be pitied. What we don’t pay so much attention to is that the reverse is also true. The more we focus on what we want, the more of what we want we will actually have.

Really, which would you rather have? More of what you want? Or, more of what you don’t want? Duh!

Where are you focusing? It is your choice, after all.

(c) 2011, Terry Monaghan

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